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Digital Seminar

Counseling Strategies to Overcome Psychological Distress in Older Clients


Faculty:
Susan Holmen
Duration:
5 Hours 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 01, 2017
Product Code:
POS020634
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

In order to find peace, joy, and meaning a person must gain acceptance of what has happened in the past and what is happening now, both good and bad, and find a way to integrate all of these things into the fabric of experience and personality. Transcending current changes, as well as unresolved traumas, disappointments and regrets is a vital process of growth that is of particular importance for your older adult clients. These "life stage" issues are seen in counseling settings more often as the population is aging.

This seminar provides ideas on how to use the skills you already have to teach or reinforce effective ways to cope with the "new normal" to older clients. It will also show you how to be a "witness" to the story and a "guide" that can assist the person to explore her/his life and experiences. It will introduce a viable, dynamic process for exploring depression, anxiety, relapse or onset of addictions, complex grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, distorted thinking, and other mental disorders.

Combining traditional and alternative therapies, the seminar better prepares you to serve older adult clients who are still cognitively able to utilize therapy, are seeking help for subjective distress, and have a desire to learn how to feel better.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 5.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 5.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 5.75 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 credits.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 5.9 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 5.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 5.9 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.75 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 5.75 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 5.9 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.75 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.75 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Susan Holmen Related seminars and products: 1

MSW, LICSW, ICADC


Susan G. Holmen, MSW, LICSW, ICADC, has over 35 years of experience in counseling, public speaking, program development and training. She has worked as a psychotherapist and program coordinator in Minnesota, Louisiana and North Carolina. Ms. Holmen was a national trainer with the CMI Education Institute, providing a seminar on substance abuse to fellow clinicians. At present she is in private practice, owns her own consulting and training business, and is an Adjunct Professor in Social Work at St. Cloud State University.

Susan uses an eclectic approach in her work, incorporating such diverse models as family systems theory, communications theory, 12-step and addiction models, motivational interviewing, brief therapy, and cognitive therapy.  She also utilizes alternative therapies, including guided imagery, meditation, and artwork.  Ms. Holmen’s areas of specialty are addictions and addictive behaviors, relationship dynamics, codependency/self-esteem, family of origin issues, work-related issues, coping with chronic illness/pain, grief and loss, and spirituality.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Holmen maintains a private practice. She is an adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University. Ms. Holmen receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Holmen has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Objectives

  1. Assess the challenges specific to older clients and understand how they influence their lives
  2. Describe EBP models of counseling used with the population
  3. Discuss how to be a witness and guide for older clients
  4. Identify strategies for teaching transcendence concepts and skills to older clients
  5. Evaluate alternative therapies for promoting transcendence in older clients
  6. Explore theoretical frameworks to inform clinical treatment interventions

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Gerontologists
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Pastoral Counselors/Clergy
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Activity Directors
  • Assisted Living Facility Administrators
  • Hospice Staff
  • Wellness Directors
  • Memory Care Specialists

Outline

CHALLENGES FACED BY AGING CLIENTS

  • Life events associated with aging
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relapse or onset of addictions
  • Complex grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Disordered thinking
  • Unresolved traumas, regrets, mistakes
  • Case examples
  • Group discussion

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE MODELS

  • History and background of life stage developmental theory
  • Supportive therapy
  • Client-Centered therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral therapy
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Holistic modalities
  • Experiential therapies

INTEGRATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSCENDING EXPERIENCES

  • Explaining “integrating” and “transcending”
  • Use of self as “witness” and “guide”
    • Allowing older adult clients to tell their story
    • Witnessing the story and validating the life experience
    • Guiding clients to stay focused, understand meaning, move toward acceptance and set and meet achievable goals
  • Client-centered philosophy
  • Appropriate self-disclosure
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
    • Empathic communication
    • Reflection
    • Focusing
    • Reframing and summarizing
    • Normalizing and validating
  • Case studies and demonstration

GROUP ACTIVITY: ROLE PLAY AND PRACTICE BEING A WITNESS

TEACHING CONCEPTS AND SKILLS

  • “The New Normal”
  • Identifying and accessing resources
  • Communication with loved ones
  • Challenging self-defeating thoughts and learning positive self-talk (REBT)
  • Self-care

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

  • Guided imagery
  • Psychodrama
  • Inner child work
  • Journaling
  • Music
  • Art

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